Thursday, August 28, 2008

Here is a shamless plug for some good products to help you clean you Motorcycle

We are ready, let's go. Oh wait I gotta go wash my bikes. Well I better quit blogging and start scrubbing. The rain has left me a mess to deal with. But never fear we will shine on the ride tomorrow.

I was reading the sentence from a previous post and realized I wash my bikes all the time. Love to keep them clean and looking good. I have tried all kinds of things over the years, including special washing soaps, Harley Brand cleaners, and no name brand products.

I think the soap doesn't really matter so much as it all seem to get the junk off, if and only if you can wipe the surface with a rag or washing mit. If you can't get to it and wipe it like the back and side of the engine then you need to call in the specialty cleaners.

One of the best lines of cleaners and engine brighteners I have found came recommended by the Local Harley Shop. It is the S100 cleaner, and restore stuff. The S100 Engine Cleaner is a spray on let it soak and spray it off type deal. I put some on the engine an around the wheels and tires and hard to get places. Then I proceed to wash the bike with soap and a washing mit. Once I am done I get the high pressure hose out and spray off all the gunk. It works pretty well. It is not a replacement for real actual elbow grease but it definitely helps. These S100 product do help me get the bikes clean and looking good.




The last step is to add a bit of corrosion protection for the engine, they also have a product called engine Brightener. I have used this a lot to restore the nice factory black look around the back parts of the motor. So if you have a second check out these products and give them a try. Anything that makes yucky jobs easier is worth a look.

Here you can check out the complete kit.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I promise to write all about my Sturgis trip.

I am busy and tired and watching the Olympics. Since we got home from our Sturgis trip I haven't had time to do much of anything. I haven't even taken the tank bag straps off or washed my bike yet. I have 1790 miles worth of bugs and road grime on my Road King. I need to clean and polish it and wax it again. And very soon, maybe I should go do that right now. Wish me luck.

Friday, August 15, 2008

KILLER MOTORCYCLE Harley Carburetor Rebuild.

I have a 1999 Harley Davidson Fatboy with a CV40 Carburetor and the Cool Evo Motor. I have been fighting the carb for the past 3-4 years. The bike has 58,000 miles on it so it has ran a lot of gas through it. I have had the carburetor off my self and cleaned it. Checked the Timing on the Bike, changed the Plugs, wires, jets, etc. Well the bike kept getting harder and harder to start. When the bike was cold I would really need to crank it over to ever get it to fire. Only after Popping and back firing into the Carburetor a few times would it start. All indications were that the Carburetor needed fixed but I couldn't get it right.

I found Killer Motorcycle Products, on ebay and took a chance and sent him my carb. Then I went of to Sturgis and didn't worry about it. When I got back my shinny new Carburetor was on the front door step ready for install. I did get my exact same Carburetor back I just calling it new as it was polished and looked brand new. I spent a couple hours and got the Carburetor put back on.

This was the moment of truth. Would my frustration with this bike end or continue? I hit the starter knowing the Carburetor had no gas in it and the engine needed to open the vent so the carb could fill before it would start. I let it turn over about 10 times and cranked the throttled. Bang it fired right up. Cool. I turned it off and waited for morning to give it a test drive. The neighbors have a thing about midnight Harley noise making, I just don't get it.

Well yesterday I rode the bike to work and for an extended Lunch run. It starts right up, burns a lot more gas, and doesn't pop at all out the Carburetor or tail pipe. I am very happy with the results and now have my good old reliable FatBoy back. It is a lot richer at idle especially with the choke on. This bike was always lean maybe that what lead to my troubles.

I can say that I was worried sending my Carburetor off, not knowing what to expect, but the results were very good. I am not sure of the price, it did seem kinda high but now it work no worries. Thanks Dale.

Here is his Ebay add for reference.

* KILLER MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTS WILL REBUILD AND PERFORMANCE TUNE YOUR CARB.

* SEND ME YOUR HARLEY DAVIDSON 40MM CV CARBURETOR , ALONG WITH A COPY OF YOUR PAID INVOICE AND YOUR CARB WILL BE REBUILT AND PERFORMANCE TUNED FOR YOUR BIKE.
* YOUR CARB WILL BE DISMANTLED, GLASS BEADED AN COMPLETELY REBUILT BETTER THAN NEW.
* PERFORMANCE MODIFICATIONS INCLUDE, POLISHED INTAKE FOR MAXIMUM AIR FLOW,RADIUSED AND POLISHED SLIDE, DRILLED SLIDE VENT. SLIDE SPRING RATE SET FOR IMPROVED THROTTLE RESPONSE AND MAXIMUM FULL THROTTLE PERFORMANCE. NEEDLE HEIGHT ADJUSTED, AND EMULSION TUBE MODIFIED FOR IMPROVED MID RANGE POWER.
* THE LOW SPEED CIRCUIT WILL BE MODIFIED FOR SMOOTH IDLE AND THROTTLE RESPONSE . THE AIR SCREW PLUG WILL BE REMOVED FOR EASY ADJUSTMENTS.
* A HIGH FLOW BRASS FUEL INLET WILL BE INSTALLED.
* THE MOUNTING FLANGE WILL BE POLISHED TO INSURE A GOOD SEAL.
* YOUR CARB WILL BE CUSTOM DETAILED AND A KILLER MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTS DIAPHRAGM COVER AND STAINLESS BUTTON HEAD SCREW KIT WILL BE INSTALLED.
* YOU WILL GET INCREASED PERFORMANCE, NO MORE POPPING THROUGH THE CARB, AND NO MORE DEAD SPOTS WHEN YOU HIT THE THROTTLE.
* THE CUSTOM CHOKE MOUNT AND CABLE PICTURED ARE OPTIONS, THIS SET UP MAKES CHANGING JETS AND NEEDLE ADJUSTMENTS MUCH EASIER.
* THE CHOKE MOUNT AND CABLE ARE AVAILABLE IN MY OTHER AUCTION ALONG WITH THE NEW CUSTOM BILLET CHOKE KNOBS AND IF PURCHASED AT THE TIME OF YOUR REBUILD IT WILL BE INSTALLED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.
* IF YOU NEED YOUR MANIFOLD PORTED OR IF YOU NEED A COMPLETE CARBURETOR LET ME KNOW.
* AFTER YOU PURCHASE A CARB REBUILD I WILL EMAIL YOU TO FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR BIKE AND I WILL SET YOUR CARB UP TO RUN BEST WITH ANY OTHER MODIFICATIONS YOU MAY HAVE.
* THE CARB WILL COME READY TO INSTALL SET UP FOR YOUR BIKE
* IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROPER INSTALLATION.
* IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK EPA REGULATIONS IN HIS OR HER STATE.MODIFYING YOUR CARB OR INSTALLING A MODIFIED CARB FOR STREET USE MAY NOT BE LEGAL IN YOUR STATE.
* THIS ITEM WILL SHIP ONE TO THREE DAYS AFTER CARBURETOR IS RECEIVED.THANK YOU, AND Check out my other items!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

V-Force Customs Is formed by Vinnie and Cody

From the famous biker show OCC, or Orange County Choppers in New York, the stars Vinny and Cody were born. I guess after 6 years on the show and working for Paulie and Paul Senior, they have ventured out on their own to start a new shop called V-Force Customs. I know this is not exactly new news but until yesterday no one told me. So if you.

I wish Vinnie Dimartino and Cody Connelly all the best with starting Vforce Customs.

I was checking out some of the you tube videos and from the look of it they are going to be a custom motorcycle shop. Building themed bikes for companies and celeberties and Sports teams, etc. I am sure they will do a fine job.

So let's all take bets will they have a reality TV show, Is it in the works already?


http://www.vforcecustoms.com/